The Canadian Museum for Human Rights celebrated Black History Month Saturday with performances and workshops for people who came by.

The Caribbean-African Arts and Entertainment Group helped put on the event.

Talks about slavery and workshops about combatting racism provided a day of education and entertainment.

"Black History Month has been celebrated since 1996 in Canada, so it's an official celebration. In Manitoba, it's actually been celebrated since 1981, and so we're very happy to be able to partner up this year and launch these celebrations, in a sense, and to bring people to the museum to teach people the many stories about black peoples' experience in canada as well as around the world that are featured in our galleries," said Joelle Malo.

The CMHR also launched a series of blog posts on its site featuring conversations with notable black Manitobans and Canadians.